Mt. Vernon Register-News


December 13, 2013

Bids opened for new high school


In the metals category, Construction Systems had a bid of $7,613,972; Wilson's Structural Steel gave a bid of $6,600,000; Blattner Steel had a bid of $7,245,550; and Ben Hur Steel Worx had a bid of $7,320,000.

For heating, Southern Illinois Piping Contractors Inc. submitted a bid of $3,490,000; Rend Lake Plumbing & Heating Company Inc. had a bid of $4,343,734; and Marlin Mechanical Contractors had a bid of $3,425,000.

For asphalt, Poettker Construction Co. had a bid of $1,459,000; Rooters Asphalt had a bid of $1,067,990; Byrne & Jones Construction had a bid of $1,360,000; and Gleeson Asphalt Inc. had a bid of $1,112,000.

In the ventilation category, Rend Lake Plumbing & Heating Company Inc. had a bid of $2,561,752; France Mechanical Corp. had a bid of $1,983,000; and Custom Mechanical submitted a bid of $2,701,475.

For masonry, two bids were submitted. Heitkamp Masonry Inc. offered a bid of $8,955,000 and Diecker-Terry Masonry Inc. had a bid of $9,361,250.

Finally, in the aluminum and glass category, Hilboldt Curtain Wall Inc. had a bid of $4,975,898; Missouri Valley Glass had a bid of $2,598,210; and East Moline Glass submitted a bid of $3,293,300.

Not included in the preceding lists were the alternate bids for those categories and two combined bids that were read at the end of the ceremony.

Next week, district consultants will interview contractors who submitted bids for the critical projects.

Using these interviews as a guide, the consultants will formulate recommendations on which bidders should be chosen.

Then, the MVTHS Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 19 to consider those recommendations.

District officials hope to be able to award bids for most, if not all, of the 10 critical projects at that meeting.

The remaining 15 construction bids will likely be awarded in mid-January.

Later next year, additional parts of the project, such as furniture and audio-visual equipment, will be bid out.

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